Keto | How to get started...
Updated: May 27
Ok, so since I first started writing about my KETO journey, I have been getting a lot of questions about how to get started with Keto. Today's blog will focus on getting started and I do hope this helps in some way.
First, please check with your healthcare practitioner. Not every experience is the same. Not everybody is the same. Be sure you have support from your MD before you start any of these steps.
Start with fasting for one-to-two days. Be sure to drink plenty of water during this time as this will force the body to burn through all of its available carbohydrates. This is an excellent way to kick-start your body into ketosis.
Get out there and stock your pantry with plenty of keto-acceptable foods so you're prepared to start your journey once your fast is completed. *This post give more information related to food.
Rid your home of non-keto foods. Chips, snacks, popcorn, ice cream, alcohol, etc. and download the MyFitnessPal app on your cellphone to help track your macros and food.
Plan your first week of menus so that you're prepared and consider prepping all of your meals for the week prior to the start of the week. This really helps keep you on track. Once you get the hang of it, you'll develop your own combinations of keto-acceptable foods and ratios that are pleasing to your palate.
Be sure to get your body in motion. Check out this blog for more tips here. Whether you are trying to lose weight or achieve optimum health with your ketogenic shift, exercise is an extremely important piece to the puzzle. If you don't already have a fitness routine, do something you enjoy. Just walking briskly around your neighborhood for 30 minutes, three-to-four times per week is a great way to get moving. Go skating, biking, hiking - have fun! Exercise and movement will also help with digestion.
. . .now, you're on your way! Good luck!